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Harmonica Blues

Harmonica Blues
Great Harmonica Performances of the
1920s and 30s

Yazoo 1053; Ordering Information


"An entertaining and varied collection." - Blues
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It is not difficult to imagine why the harmonica should have been a favorite among bluesmen; its price, portability and loud volume made it ideal for them. Moreover, the harmonica was perhaps the best suited of all blues instruments to imitate and exaggerate the sound of the human voice. It could produce glissandos and vibratos that even a bottleneck guitarist would have been hard put to duplicate.
Jaybird Coleman

1. FREEMAN STOWERS,
Railroad Blues (1929)

2. STATE STREET BOYS,
Crazy About You (1935)

3. CARVER BOYS,
Wang Wang Harmonica Blues (1929)

4. LEE BROWN,
My Driving Wheel (1939)
5. ASHLEY & FOSTER,
Bay Rum Blues (1933)
6. ROBERT HILL,
I'm Going To Write And Tell Mother (1936)
7. CHUCK DARLING,
Blowin' The Blues (1930)

8. CHUCK DARLING,
Harmonica Rag (1930)
9. JAYBIRD COLEMAN,
Man Trouble Blues (1930)
10. JAZZ GILLUM,
I Want You By My Side (1936)
11. ALFRED LEWIS,
Friday Moan Blues (1930)
12. CHICKEN WILSON & SKEETER HINTON,
House Snake Blues (1928)
13. BOBBY LEECAN & ROBERT COOKSEY,
Need More Blues (1926)
14. DE FORD BAILEY,
Davidson County Blues (1928)
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